Writer of facts and fiction

I write novels and stories inspired by sets of facts and bodies of knowledge. I'm a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and my writing appears in Iron Horse, Stone Canoe, Sport Literate, and elsewhere. Find my review of Best Microfiction 2021 at Trampset. I'm at work on a novel composed of short stories, all connected by water.

As a writer for Cornell's College of Arts and Sciences, I report on faculty research in a wide range of subjects. Recent favorites include articles on: exoplanets, religion, extreme astronomy, and a submarine robot named Icefin.

Send me a thought, a link, or a poem. I love to connect with people in the writing community. And fellow runners and theater geeks, too.


Recent Blog Posts

Drawing of person

Best read of the week: Emily Writes Back about art and life

By Kate Blackwood | June 27, 2020

“I’m not accidentally showing my ass. It’s on purpose! It’s art, I tell you, art!”

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Book cover on desk: The Americans

Best read of the week: Deep dive into a black and white photo

By Kate Blackwood | June 20, 2020

“‘Trolley — New Orleans’ is all about division. Two rows of windows, each window a frame.”

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Writing on the sidewalk

By Kate Blackwood | June 18, 2020

Sidewalk art is a thing this spring.

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